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Differentiate through innovation

Differentiate Through Innovation

Anticipate, Innovate, ExecuteTransformational and sustainable technologies leader

CONFIDENTIAL AND OPERATIONALLY SENSITIVE MATERIAL

This presentation contains non-public, proprietary information that must remain confidential

1


Corporate innovation center cic

CORPORATE INNOVATION CENTER (CIC)

Vision

  • Make USG the leader in construction product and system solutions through transformational and sustainable technologies. 

    Mission

  • Align with USG corporate strategy to deliver science and technology based building solutions that create value and ensure USG leadership.

    • Optimize current products

    • Drive cost reduction efforts

    • Anticipate, adapt to and act on building trends

    • Pursue transformational research leading to innovative and profitable building solutions

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Innovation center o verview

INNOVATION CENTER OVERVIEW

  • Moved in 1983

  • 200,000 sq.ft. facility

  • Lab bench to pilot plant capability

  • In-house testing capabilities (acoustical, structural, fire)


Organization

ORGANIZATION

  • Laboratories

  • Gypsum Panels

  • Ceilings

  • Performance Surfaces

  • Performance Substrates

  • Analytical

  • Construction Systems

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Focus areas

FOCUS AREAS

P

  • Invest in people, not just products

eople

I

  • People creating value through the implementation of new ideas

nnovation

C

  • Internal – Manufacturing & Marketing

  • External

ustomers

Innovation Through Collaboration

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People

PEOPLE

  • More than 50% of the staff have advanced degrees

Physics

Chemistry

Coatings

Materials Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Metallurgical Engineering

  • Bio-engineering

  • Physical Chemistry

Over 1,200+ years of cumulative experience

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Competencies and capabilities

COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES

  • Cement & Gypsum Chemistry

  • Admixture Formulation

  • Paper Chemistry

  • Materials Science & Analysis

  • Calcination Technology

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Building Science

  • Industry Codes & Standards

  • Fire Design & Test

  • Acoustical Design & Test

  • Structural Design & Test

  • Life Cycle Analysis

  • Building Moisture Management

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Leading and shaping industry standards

LEADING AND SHAPING INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • Underwriters Labs

  • ASTM International

  • ASHRAE

  • Gypsum Association

  • American National Standards Institute

  • US Green Building Council

  • American Concrete Institute

  • Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry

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Decades of innovation inventors in building science

DECADES OF INNOVATIONInventors in Building Science

1900

Sheetrock®

Sheetrock Gypsum Panels

Pyrobar Gypsum Partition Tile

1960

Ultrawall®

Structocore

Structocore™ Wall System

First Metal Stud Drywall System

RC-1 Channel

Sheetrock WR Gypsum Panels

Chemically Hardening Joint Compound

SW Gypsum Panels

Blendtex Gypsum Panels

Exterior Ceiling Board

Ultrawall Relocatable Wall System

USG Shaft Wall System

Textone SW Gypsum Panels

Area Separation Wall System

Light Steel Framing

2000

HUMITEK®

Levelrock®

Next Generation Gypsum Panels

Levelrock Floor Underlayment System

USG™ Decorative Interior Finish System

Geometrix™ Metal Ceiling Panels

Astro™ ClimaPlus™ Ceiling Panels

Translucents™ Luminous Panels

Topo™ 3-D Ceiling Panels

HUMITEK Gypsum Panels

SECUROCK® Roof Board

Sheetrock® All Purpose Joint Compound with Dust Control

Sheetrock® Mold-Tough panels

Zero-emitting ceiling tiles

High Recycled Content Suspension Systems

True Wood Ceiling Panels

SECUROCK® Glass-Mat Sheathing

SECUROCK® Glass-Mat Liner Panels

1920

ACOUSTONE®

Rocklath®

Gyplap® Gypsum Sheathing

Rocklath Gypsum Lath

ACOUSTONE Ceiling Tiles

Perf-A-Tape® Joint Reinforcement

1980

DUROCK®

FIBEROCK®

Structocore Security System

DUROCK® Cement Board

SHEETROCK® Plus 3™ Joint Compound

X-Technology Ceiling Panels

Firecode® Compound

3/4" Ultracode® Core Gypsum Panels

Compässo™ Suspension Trim

Quick Release II Clip

Cuvatura™3-D System

Radar™ ClimaPlus™ Ceiling Panels

FIBEROCK® Panels

USG Drywall Suspension System

1940

Pyrofill®

Firecode®

Structo-Gauge® Gauging Plaster

Pyrofill® Poured Gypsum Roof Deck

Water Repellent Wallboard

Structo-Lite Perlited Plaster

Sheetrock Firecode Core (Type X)

Tapered Edge Panels

Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

2" Solid Gypsum Wall Board System

2010

Sheetrock® Brand UltraLight Panel

SECUROCK® Glass-Mat

Roof Board

2000 – 2009

1000+ Patents


Innovation categories

INNOVATION CATEGORIES

Supporting Operations / Heritage

BU Initiatives

Exploratory

  • Essential Support Of Existing Products & Operations

  • Platform Technology Development

  • Exploratory Projects

  • Product & Process Extensions

Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

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Differentiate through innovation

The lab is our world

The world is our lab

OPEN INNOVATION

Plants

Customers

Research

Universities and National Labs

INNOVATION

Engineering and Tech Services

Suppliers

Marketing

Innovation Brokers

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Innovation metrics

INNOVATION METRICS


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